Violinist ERIIKKA MAALISMAA is in charge of the Klassinen Hietsu concert series and the Ristiveto festival, besides being a member of Avanti!, Jousia Ensemble, the Tristero piano trio and several other ensembles. She has also been leader and a principal in a variety of orchestras, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She loves her mixed bag of duties as chamber musician, organiser and musical dogsbody.
At the moment, Eriikka is particularly interested in collaboration with living composers. She has commissioned a handful of pieces from Finnish composers. In 2019, she released a well-received disc containing the complete sonatas for violin and piano by Robert Schumann with pianist Emil Holmström, performed on period instruments.